On the northern continent of Alandrial, a young man is running from the army that tried to recruit him. Headed into a land that is mysterious to him, he reflects on his life. He has been running too long and he wants to change, though he doesn't know how. That is, until this day when he meets his fate. Three eggs sit in the darkness of the cave he uses as shelter. What is this, he wonders? Soon his life changes in ways he had never imagined. This is the story of a man who would become a dragon rider. L.W. Greenwood was raised on a ranch in Idaho and today works in a Montana sawmill. "I have always been in love with dragon stories. I read every dragon book I could get my hands on as a kid. It was only a matter of time before I wrote my own," says the author. This is the first of many books he plans to write. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/LWGreenwood
Chronicles of Dragon Lore is the story of a dragon scribe detailing the history of dragon existence in an ancient world of dragons, faeries and humans. A wonderful fantasy tale, describing intelligent dragons in their established existence, their long-time relationship to faeries and the introduction of humans to their world. Illustrated with original artwork depicting the dragons and other species of the realm, the drawings add character and detail to the story.
Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Though various scholars have treated Tolkien's sources and his concept of fantasy, this study situates the author in a broad literary context that includes ancient metrical modes, medieval culture, Renaissance poetics, 19th-century social movements, and modern critical thought. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and examines the literary resonances of Tolkien's works from a variety of informed perspectives.
Another Dragon Fantasy for everyone who fell in love with the Dragon Lore Series. Bloated on chaos, the Morrigan leaves the Scottish Highlands to gather power. A trip through Hell yields quite the assortment of allies tagging along behind her. Fell creatures straight out of myth and nightmare that haven’t darkened Earth’s boundaries for centuries heed her call. Heartily sick of the Morrigan’s maneuvering, the dragons are close to shutting their world off from everywhere, Earth included. If they do, every dragon shifter bond will be broken. Horrified, Lachlan and Britta launch a desperate campaign to hang onto their dragons. Magic may bite back, but if the dragons take their magic ball and go home, Earth will fade, along with all other worlds. That suits the Morrigan fine. War and anarchy are her favorite companions, and she collects misery like children gather beloved toys. Arianrhod’s fellow Celts found out about her fall from grace and her half-Druid son, Jonathan. With nothing further to hide, she goes back in time hunting Angus, Jonathan’s father. Forty years apart was a steep price to pay. The world needs Angus’s magic. And Jonathan needs all the help he can get. Late to accept the power thrumming through him, he holds a key role in keeping the world from spinning off its axis. Reluctant at first, Jonathan finally gets it. Absolute focus. Absolute commitment. Anything less and everyone he loves will pay an unthinkable price. PRAISE FOR THE DRAGON LORE SERIES: “That was SPECTACULAR! I LOVED every part of this prequel in the Dragon Lore series. I love the blend of ancient and modern Celtic and other culture's gods/goddesses and mythology.” Goodreads review “Oh wow what a great new paranormal series. It's got dragons, selkies, gods, mages. And more!” Goodreads review “Ann Gimpel did it again. roped me in with a single book into another series!!” Goodreads review “If you love anything dealing with Celtic myths then this is the series for you!!!!! I just found this wonderful author by accident, but it was one of the best things to fall into!!!” Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic Celtic fantasy series: a kingdom of exiles a shade of vampire academy of magic dragon's gift accidentally in love attack by magic dragon's gift awakening dragon born in fire burning tower call of the dragon choose love covert fae crime of magic dragon's gift crimes against magic dark stranger the dream darkness bound dragons of the darkblood secret society druid enforcer ghostwater goddesss choice golden age greyriver shifters hotbloods hour of darkness house of darken iron and magic jinn's dominion junkyard druid Kate Daniels’ Magic Series master of magic dragon's gift natural mage natural witch obsidian son raised in fire rogues of magic shadow keeper shadow kissed space knight 4 twisted fate unchained undercover magic dragon's gift war god's mantle wheel of time wild hunger Keywords related to this epic urban fantasy series: Time-travel, Time travel romance, Fantasy Books, Epic Sagas, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Dystopian, Post-apocalyptic, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Epic of Gilgamesh, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Wizards, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Celtic gods, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With dragons And Shapeshifters, Dragons, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance Series, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.
Marin's village is being held for ransom. Only a dragon's gold can prevent them from being destroyed. Marin is just a young boy, but he is the only one with the courage to save his family and their village. Armed with his wit and a dose of courage, Marin makes the trip up the mountain and into the dragon's lair. Facing his fears, Marin devises a plan to trade with the mighty beast. The dragon is not amused but listens to the boy's request for help. With an offer that the dragon cannot refuse, Marin saves his village and comes to understand that fair trade with a dragon can be very profitable.
A volume of essays exploring some of the best genre fiction of the last 40 years, including workk by Reginald Hill, Thomas Harris, Dorothy L. Sayers, Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb (since 2000 the world's best-selling novelist) , J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Ian McDonald, Octavia E. Butler, and The Tortallan World of Tamora Pierce.
George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars. This study explores how Martin crafts a chivalric code that intersects with and illuminates well known medieval texts, including both romance and heroic epics. Through characters such as Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane and Jaime Lannister, Martin variously challenges, upholds and deconstructs chivalry as depicted in the literature of the Middle Ages.
Only one kind of dragon will survive the Dragon’s Tail Wars… In the final battle between the dragon shifters known as the Pyr and their enemies, the dragon shifters known as the Slayers, only one kind can survive. The Pyr are pledged to defend the treasures of the earth, including their destined mates. The Slayers are bent on exterminating humans from the face of the planet. When dragons soar into battle, each Pyr has his role to play, but when the firestorm sparks, his loyalties are divided. The firestorm indicating the presence of his fated mate and the one woman who ban bear his son and its spark snares each Pyr between his responsibility to his own kind, his need to defend his mate, and the battle against Slayers who inevitably attack. The war begins with Kiss of Fire, when the Smith of the Pyr, Quinn, follows the heat of the firestorm to his mate, Sara—can he defend her alone or will he have to rejoin the Pyr he so distrusts? In Kiss of Fury, Donovan is assigned to protect a scientist afraid of dragons—can he resist Alex, the mate he never wanted, when she steals his heart? In Kiss of Fate, Erik, the leader of the Pyr, has an unexpected second chance with his fated mate—can he and Eileen heal the wounds of the past to create a future together while battling Erik’s old foe? In Winter Kiss, Delaney is determined to destroy the Dragon’s Blood Elixir that gives the Slayers immortality, regardless of the cost to himself—but when his fiery mate, Ginger, is at risk, he has to survive to ensure her safety. In the short story, Harmonia’s Kiss, Drake and the Dragon Legion hunt an old evil in their ancient homeland. In Whisper Kiss, Niall is battling his twin brother when his firestorm sparks with tattoo artist Rox—can these two opposites overcome their differences to defeat the Slayers? In Darkfire Kiss, Rafferty and his mate, Melissa, set out to destroy the Slayers‘ hidden Academy despite the odds against them—can their firestorm ever be satisfied, given Melissa’s past? In Flashfire, outcast and illusionist Lorenzo has rejected his Pyr legacy, until photographer Cassie is at risk—can he embrace his surrendered powers to save his firestorm and her? In Ember’s Kiss, pro surfer Brandon wants nothing to do with dragons or the Pyr—can his destined mate, Liz, an elemental witch, help him overcome the past when he’s caught in a Slayer‘s spell? In the three Dragon Legion novellas, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny, the darkfire crystal sweeps Drake and the Dragon Legion into the past—can these warriors make their second chances at love count with the elemental witches who are their mates? In Serpent’s Kiss, Thorolf is targeted and enchanted by Slayers determined to snatch victory in the last moments of the Dragon’s Tail Wars—can his mysterious mate, a shapeshifter in her own right, guide him through the maze between myth and reality to fulfill his destiny? In Firestorm Forever, Sloane, the Apothecary of the Pyr, has to heal the world after a deadly virus is brought from the ancient world by Slayers and released on the world—can he persuade upon his destined mate, Samantha, a medical researcher, whose only son was killed by the virus, to work alongside the Pyr? Dragonfire: The Complete Series includes all fourteen works in the Dragonfire series of passionate, thrilling, paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, featuring the Pyr, hot dragon shifter heroes, and their fated mates locked in an epic battle against the evil Slayers. Dive into the paranormal realm of the Pyr and the Dragon’s Tail War, a dragon fight to the finish between the Pyr and the Slayers for domination of the world. Grab this enormous digital boxed set today and watch the sparks of the firestorm fly! *** dragon shifter romance, paranormal romance, complete series, destined mate, fated mate, enemies to lovers, slow burn, boxed set, series boxed set, elemental witches, fantasy romance, time travel romance, scars, orphan, band of brothers For fans of: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken, Genevieve Jack, Jesse Donovan, Eve Langlais, Michele M. Pillow, Kresley Cole, Ilona Andrews, JR Ward, Coreene Callahan, S. E. Smith, Kim Harrison